BQM 324

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: EndGame, Tesuji, Ko, Problem, Question
When's b better than a???  

I was looking for a situation where it'd (b ^^*) a better move... Any ideas for a small board setting?

6 at 2  

Namii: b is not possible before the liberty at c is filled. Check doubleko.

KonradScheffler: Well that more or less answers the question. Add a stone at c to the problem position. Now if white starts at a it will be seki, while if she starts at b it will be ko. This sort of ko (black standing to lose a lot, white only standing to lose a little) will be better (for white) than seki in the majority of cases.

BQM 324 last edited by on November 8, 2006 - 16:51
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Login / Prefs
Sensei's Library